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Sunday Show Ratings, 5.15.14: ABC, CBS Split The Difference

CBS’s “Face the Nation” was the top rated Sunday show again last week -but ABC’s “This Week” managed to win the key 25-54 year old demographic. Both shows were up slightly compared to last week in overall viewers – 5.8% and 5% respectively. In the demo, ABC was up 11.5% while CBS was down 14.7%.

NBC’s beleaguered “Meet the Press” -which has not ranked higher than 3rd place in overall viewers since April 6 -was given a reprieve this week, as it was preempted by coverage of Barclay’s Premier League soccer.

The numbers for May 11:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.06M 724K
ABC
“This Week” 2.75M 860K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.24M 372K
UNI “Al Punto” 665K 324K
NBC “Meet the Press”

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 50% of the country.

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Compared to the same week last year, only “This Week” grew in both ratings measurements, up +20% in total viewers and +22% in A25-54 viewers. “Face the Nation” was up +4% in total viewers and down -13% in the demo, while “Fox News Sunday” and “Al Punto” were down across the board.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,738,000 total viewers and 327,000 A25-54 viewers.

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